We’re seeing reports of three people shot at a mini-mart, including a police officer, and hostages taken by a gunman in the southwestern Louisiana town of Sunset:
Update from the Advocate:
A Sunset police officer and two others were shot at a Sunset mini mart where eight people are being held hostage, Louisiana State Police spokesman Sgt. James Anderson confirmed.
The officer was airlifted to an area hospital.
The officer’s condition and other details were not immediately known. Acadian Ambulance reports eight ambulances and three helicopters are responding.
Updates to follow.
Update 2: Some good news as we’re seeing that the earlier report of hostages was incorrect:
The sheriff has announced that the suspect has been taken into custody.
Terrible news: Two have died, including the police officer.
Editor’s note: Additional tweets have been added to this post.